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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Child, Adolescent and Adult) in Framingham, Massachusetts

Summary

To provide comprehensive services to psychiatric patients in an ambulatory setting and coordinate care of patients together with supervising physician(s). The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a member of the clinical practice team and works collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. As part of the team-based approach to care, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will participate in coordinating care for individual patients, will support patients and families in self-management, through evidenced-based approaches as may be appropriate, will engage in health center projects that are aimed at specific patient population needs, and will utilize effective and appropriate communication strategies, such as health literacy approaches when working with patients. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1 Provides psychiatric care to children, adolescents, and adults with acute psychiatric problems. Provides Preventive Health Services according to Practice Standards. 

2 Provides telehealth services to patients. 

3 Evaluates, diagnoses, treats and makes appropriate use of diagnostic testing and consultation according to delineated clinical privileges and approved MH Clinical Protocols.

4 Collaborates care with primary care providers of EMKCHC patients.

5 Collaborates care and referral to other specialty medical and mental health services.

6 Consults or refers patients with complex or dynamic medical problems to their physician partner. 

Required Qualifications:

Active, Unrestricted License in Massachusetts as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Active, Unrestricted Controlled Substance Number in Massachusetts

3+ Years of prior experience working with Children and Adolescents as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Ability to work a hybrid schedule of both remote and onsite appointments.

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